IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio

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© 2005 IBM Corporation

IBM Printing Systems

IBM OUTPUT ENVIRONMENT

Clive Stringer




14
th

September 2006

Sales Manager

IBM Printing Systems



IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio


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Agenda


Five stages of transaction output
challenges



Current customer requirements



Introducing IBM Infoprint
®

ProcessDirector software



High
-
level capabilities



Value to the print center and the
enterprise

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Five stages of transactional output challenges

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Five stages of transaction output challenges

Stage 1:
Support multiple printers and data streams

Stage 2:
Drive printing costs out of the print process

Increase productivity and eliminate waste

Stage 3:
Improve process efficiency and integrity

Job
-
level management

Stage 4:
Manage output data streams at the document level

Increase integrity and auditability at mail
-
piece level

Achieve lowest possible delivery costs within new postal guidelines

Enable effective multisite management and growth

Stage 5:
Increase the value of the output process to your business


Create a differentiator for your offering

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Current Customer Environments and Requirements

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From this…

Data Preparation

Postal Sort

Segmentation

Barcodes

Application

Queue

&

R

R

R

R

R

Host

Post

Where’s my job?

How am I doing?

What happened?



Lack of Control



Unresponsive



Difficult to manage



Costly to maintain

R

Application Data prep

Queue/spool

RIP Print

Insert Package

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and this…

System 3

System 1

System 2

System 4

Data Preparation

Postal Sort

Segmentation

Barcodes

Application

Queue

&

R

R

R

R

R

Host

Post

Where’s my job?

How am I doing?

What happened?



Silo’d control zones



Even less responsive



More Difficult to manage



More costly to maintain

R

GUI 1

DB 1

GUI 2

DB 2

GUI 3

DB 3

GUI 4

DB 4

Application Data prep

Queue/spool

RIP Print

Insert Package

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…to this

Data Preparation

Postal Sort

Segmentation

Barcodes

Application

Queue

&

Spool

Host

Post

Workflow GUI

Workflow

database

Here’s my job

I Know where it is

I know what
happened



Manageable



Resilient



Responsive



Easy to maintain



Cost effective

Application Data preparation Spool RIP Print Insert Package

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What has been missing ?

A solution that can overcome the natural resistance
organisations have to change


A solution that is:


Modular


Entry level


Ability to add capability over time


Off the shelf product, but with modular capabilities and pricing


Provide the ability to start small and grow as requirements grows





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Output Management through IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio

IBM Infoprint Manager

IBM Infoprint Workflow


Workflow control







Printer control

Output process

Customer
requirements

Application

Output
presentation

Output
delivery

Present
anything

Deliver
anywhere

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One common
application

IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio
-

Open, end
-
to
-
end converged infrastructure able
to deliver multiple output types and channels



Infoprint Manager

for print management


Infoprint Workflow

for workflow transformation through print stream manipulation and control

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What’s Infoprint Manager AIX & Windows (Overview)


Centralised Output Management Solution
(Production)



Configure, Manage and Monitor from One Location


IBM PSF/AFP core technology


Event notification to operators via instant message, e
-
mail, job log, “Wireless”


Support for the widest range of devices & Data Stream (including Legacy & non
-
IBM)


Clients available in most platforms for thin client


Drive many devices from “one Server”


Centralised accounting


Thousands of worldwide customers



POD and Distributed ERP environments

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IPW is a
highly customisable workflow management

system for automating
the print / mail workflow in your organisation. Its much more than just a
tracking and reporting system


Take input from multiple sources


Transform/re
-
engineer print stream


Control

printers with auto status



z/OS

JES Queue
Print Streams

IPW Host

Remade Print
Streams


Interact

with file
-
based inserters


Accept feedback from mail sorters


“Host to Post” tracking & control


Post
Office

Basic Functions:

Heterogeneous
Printers

End
-
to
-
end control

End
-
to
-
end tracking

Heterogeneous
Inserters

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IBM Printing Systems

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IBM Infoprint ProcessDirector

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Introducing IBM Infoprint ProcessDirector software


IBM’s strategic entry
-
level output process
management product


Positioned for enterprises that require print job
management and control to
lower costs and
improve operational capabilities.


Extensible and customer configurable


Provides automated, advanced print/mail
management and job
-
level workflow control
functions from
a single point of control


Supports the re
-
engineering of output
processes


with the ability to start small and
grow over time


An ideal starting point

in the journey to an
On Demand Business

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Infoprint
ProcessDirector



API backbone

Admin & End User
Browser based UI

Process Control
Database

line2afp

AFP Download Receiver

Hotfolder Receiver

Third party pgms/formatters


Fully Custom solutions

Indexer

Reports

Mail Piece Reprint

Barcoder/deBarcoder

SLA Tier 1

Linux xSeries platform

Base Capabilities

Modular Capabilities

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Database driven process control

Built on IBM DB2® Universal Database™ software

Programming interface backbone

To connect components

End
-
user graphical user interface (GUI) with dashboard

Browser
-
based for remote control; features embedded IBM Web server
software

Dashboard for instant shop floor overview and control

Receivers

Submit through hot folders and perform IBM Advanced Function Presentation™
(IBM AFP™) download from the host

AFP building capabilities

Build AFP files from line data

IBM print driver to run third
-
party and IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IBM
IPPDS™) printers


Local and remote print driver


Use with existing Infoprint Manager for AIX 5L server for investment protection

Reprint/reposition

Combine with Viewer capability for easy page
-
level reprints

Reposition an in
-
process job by selecting the new page with the viewer

Third
-
party components

Compatible with third
-
party products, including page composition tools to be run
on the local server or to be executed on a remote AIX or Linux server under
the management of Infoprint ProcessDirector

End to End job tracking

Define process and track jobs end to end

Custom solutions / add
-
on modules

Can be configured by you or IBM Professional Services teams

Infoprint ProcessDirector software components
-

base

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Visual Indexer

Customise the indexing process to identify mail piece
boundaries and capture other mailpiece data

Visual Barcode

Insert, modify or delete barcodes automatically to facilitate
tracking and reprinting operations

Mailpiece reprint

Reprint capability by scanning bar code on document


SLA

Track jobs according to Service Level Agreements in place
to determine if jobs are late

Reporting

Customised report generation tool for customers to
determine what information needs to be displayed

Infoprint ProcessDirector software components


additional capabilities

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IBM OUTPUT ENVIRONMENT

Output Management through IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio

IBM Infoprint Manager

IBM Infoprint ProcessDirector

IBM Infoprint Workflow


Workflow control




Process Control





Printer control

Output process

Customer
requirements

Application

Output
presentation

Output
delivery

Present
anything

Deliver
anywhere

100011

111010001

00010

One common
application

IBM Infoprint Workflow Portfolio
-

Open, end
-
to
-
end converged infrastructure able
to deliver multiple output types and channels



Infoprint Manager

for print management

Infoprint ProcessDirector

for end to end process tracking


Infoprint Workflow

for workflow transformation through print stream manipulation and control